Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Potatoes

This is my recipe for this “RUSTIC” Italian comfort food all in one cast iron skillet. Simple and delicious. Serves 6 people and is ready in 1 hour start to finish.   You’ll need: 1-2lbs Italian sweet sausage cut into 2″ pieces 2-large red onions quartered 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 orange bell peppers […]

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Sausage, Peppers and Onions

When it comes to Sausage, Peppers, and Onions, Old School is the best school! On a sub roll is my favorite way to enjoy this classic, and this is when my side burner on my grill comes in handy. Directions: I grilled the sausage till done. I heated my cast iron skillet to hot then […]

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Escarole, White Bean Soup with Chicken and Potatoes

You will read this recipe and scratch your head thinking is it really that simple? It is, at least with my recipes, and it’s incredibly delicious too!   You’ll need: 1-lb boneless skinless chicken breast 6 cloves of garlic chopped 1-cup onions chopped 2-cups red potatoes diced 2-cans of prepared cannellini beans, rinsed 1 head of […]

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Pork Osso Buco

My Pork Osso Buco. I call it my Osso Buco because this is my recipe for a Osso Buco braised in tomatoes. In the end the pork shank is gonna be tender and so delicious but the sauce, well, this sauce is gonna be mind blowing. I serve mine with shaved reggiano and a hearty […]

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Penne with Pancetta, Olive Oil and Garlic

An easy recipe for the Monday after Thanksgiving.  With just a couple simple ingredients and a few minutes you’ll have dinner on the table tonight. This is a recipe you would find in that little Italian restaurant that has 10 tables and no menu. You’ll need: 1-lb of penne pasta cooked 2 min short of […]

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Escarole, White Bean with Chicken

You will read this recipe and scratch your head thinking is it really that simple? It is, at least with my recipes and it’s incredibly delicious too!   You’ll need: 2-skin on chicken breast halves 6-cloves of garlic chopped 1-cup onions chopped 1-carrot chopped 2-cups red potatoes diced 2-cans of prepared cannellini beans, rinsed 1-head […]

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Baked Rigatoni

I love this recipe….what’s not to love?  You can make this and serve it immediately or make it ahead. I am all about taking the stress out of the kitchen and this recipe does just that.   You’ll need: 1-lb rigatoni 1-lb mozzarella cut into small cubes or shred it, your choice. 3/4 cup grated […]

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Penne with Pancetta, Olive Oil and Garlic

With just a couple simple ingredients and a few minutes you’ll have dinner on the table tonight. This is a recipe you would find in that little Italian restaurant that has 10 tables and no menu.   You’ll need: 1-lb of penne pasta cooked 2 min short of recommended time 1/4 cup olive oil 6-oz […]

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Pork Shanks with Rigatoni

Perfect for a Sunday Dinner. Talk about a simple, but amazing recipe! That’s all I can say about my recipe for pork shanks in a Ragu.   You’ll need: 4-6 pork shanks Olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 6 garlic cloves smashed 4- 28 oz cans of whole Italian plum tomatoes 1/2 cup dry red […]

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